Our next Daytona Beach Comic and Toy Convention will be June 7, 2015. We will be moving to a larger venue. Join us at Embry-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Our hotel of choice is the Best Western Plus. 2620 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 . There will be a special room rate at the hotel for the weekend of the show. Best Western Plus phone # 386-258-6333.
Show will start at 10 AM and runs till 5 PM. Admission is $5.00 Children 12 years old and younger get in free. Random door prizes given away all day long.
Over 90 vendor tables selling comics, toys, magazines, trade paper backs, records, collectibles and more.
Costume contest with $300.00 in prizes. Contest will start at 2 PM on day of show.
Benefit raffle to help Ariel Peregrino. Items in raffle will be signed comics, books, orignal art, action figures and more. Info about Ariel is on bottom of this page.
Guest for the June 7, 2015 show are DC and Marvel artist Tom Lyle, artist Jim Fern, artist Austin Janowsky, artist Jesse Hansen, Roland Mann writer and editor, inker/artist Jeff Whiting, King of the B movies Joel D Wynkoop, actress M. Catherine Wynkoop, Tom Reinhart author of Saint Monolith and Hegemonian book series , Joe Lovece author of Steam Man of the West, artist Chris King, John Crowther creator and writer of Rochelle: The Teen Cockroach along with author/illustrator Frank C. Feschino Jr., writer/illustrator Jade Woodruff, artist Shawn Surface, artist Al Bazza, and artist Jeff Balke. . We will also have the Riley and Kimmy Show doing a pod cast.
AMC’s WALKING DEAD invades the Daytona Beach Comic Convention with actors Chris Harrelson, Stephen Vining, and Tim Proctor.
CBCS is our offical grading service. They will be set up at the show taking submissions. They will also be there to witness any books that you have signed by one of our guest.
CBCS web site is https://www.cbcscomics.com/#/index
This June 7, 2015 at the Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention, “Flatwoods Monster” author/investigator Frank C. Feschino, Jr. and Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention promoter Thomas Raupp will hold a Benefit Raffle at the Embry-Riddle ICI Center for Baby Ariel Peregrino. Ariel is a three-year old girl born with a rare brain disorder. Here’s how it came to be; former Flatwoods, West Virginia mayor, Mr. John Clise and his mother, the late Peggy Clise, also a Mayor of Flatwoods – the town known as the “Home of the Green Monster,” actually accepted Frank into their small tight-knit community when the locals saw him as a stranger, an outsider, who was poking around their town and asking a lot of questions. Not a good idea in Flatwoods, especially when the questions were about a mysterious UFO crash and monster incident that supposedly occurred there back in 1952. Not a good idea at all in Flatwoods – as the stranger soon found out at the start of his investigation. This resulted in Feschino’s “Flatwoods Monster” investigation being stonewalled and nearly ending before it started. The odds were definitely against the outsider…but he was persistent.
Then, Mrs. Clise and John Clise met with the stranger and talked with him. After a while, they got to know Frank and trusted him. Feschino also learned that the locals and witnesses had been ridiculed for many years about this incident, they grew tired of the insults and simply stopped talking about it. The outsider, Frank C. Feschino, Jr. now understanding the circumstances, had to prove himself to them. Eventually, he was recommended to many of the locals for his ground-breaking research, had indeed proven himself to them and was finally accepted in the community. The Clise family, whom always believed in Frank, continued to support his work throughout the years of his ongoing investigation. Subsequently, the Clise family went on to organize Frank’s many “Flatwoods Monster” festivals, book signings and town events. This incident is one of the world’s most famous UFO crash cases and Feschino’s 22-year investigation into the “Flatwoods Monster” incident is the longest ever conducted into the incident. Reader, Feschino, Jr. and his work on this case are now world-known! Now, author Frank C Feschino, Jr. wants to give back to those who helped his career and with the support of Tom Raupp and many of the participants and vendors involved in this years Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention, they have assembled to help raise money for Baby Ariel, the granddaughter of John Clise’s best friend, Mr. Rod Freeman.
Ariel Peregrino of Branson, Missouri was born with a rare condition called Polymicrogyria or “PMG,” a malformation of the brain. Ariel was born on January 10, 2012 in the intensive care unit at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. During her stay in the hospital, she had multiple seizures and was hooked up to an oxygen machine. Ariel was then airlifted to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and was diagnosed with “PMG” twenty-three days later. There, doctors determined that part of Ariel’s brain was deformed, and part of her brain was missing. As a result of this rare brain disorder, the majority of her traumatic seizures are being controlled, but Ariel still has breathing difficulties, which causes her to be on an oxygen machine twenty-four hours a day. Sadly, physicians also discovered that Ariel is mostly blind, yet she may be able to see bright colors such as red and yellow. Baby Ariel also suffers from sleep apnea, has difficulty urinating and is currently hooked to a feeding tube. Additionally, she also suffers developmental delays as well as a slow growth rate, which may hopefully be treated in the near future with hormone therapy. Ariel was also born with one leg shorter than the other and is now wearing a special pair of leg braces but regretfully, is confined to a wheel chair as she is still unable to walk. Currently, Ariel Peregrino is receiving 24-hour nursing care and physical therapy for her multitude of handicaps.
Shortly after her “PMG” diagnosis, Ariel’s mother, Liz Peregrino said the doctors had stated, “Ariel was not expected to live past two months of age.” On January 10, 2015, with all the odds stacked against her, the courageous little Ariel Peregrino, a true “fighter” since the day she was born, turned three years old. Although Ariel has medical insurance there are a lot of expenses that are not covered by insurance and it is becoming much harder for her parents, Nick and Liz Peregrino to make ends meet in their challenged lives. Additionally, besides the everyday expenses needed to get Ariel, her sister and family through the day, it is also becoming more difficult to transport Ariel in an automobile because she is wheelchair-bound. Simply put, it is very hard to move and transport this handicapped little girl, all of her medical equipment and a wheelchair in a family car. At this time, there is an ever-growing need for the Peregrino family to obtain a van with wheelchair lift capability to properly transport Ariel but financial difficulties have made this impossible and restricted this need.
To assist Ariel and the Peregrino family, many of the participants involved in the June 7, 2015 Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention
have kindly donated an array of awesome collectible items to be raffled off for this special charitable event. The items to be raffled will include, signed books, artwork pieces, many great comic books and several other fine collectibles. Additional raffle contribution items for Baby Ariel’s charitable event are welcome and can be made by contacting Tom Raupp at Tomscomics@aol.com.
Additionally, if you are unable to attend the show but would still like to contribute to this charitable cause, donations can be made directly by going directly to: www.gofundme.com/2a5jro
Dates for 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015 10 AM to 5PM
Embry-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Sunday, December 6, 2015 10AM to 4PM
Embry-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114